Remember Me and Write...

Burton French Ellis was a University of Idaho alumnus and a career military officer. Among the books, articles, photographs, and correspondence that make up his papers in Special Collections are letters, cables, telegrams, and V-mail exchanges with his wife, Dee Dee. Letters were a vital touchstone for service people away... [Read More]

Moscow Food Co-Op

Celebrating Community Connection

November 1998 Moscow Food Co-Op Newsletter
Last year the Moscow Food Co-op celebrated fifty years of providing wholesome groceries and community connection here on the Palouse. Started in 1973 by a group of friends, the cooperative venture was heavily influenced by cultural attitudes of the time, including a desire for healthier foods, disillusionment with corporate agriculture,... [Read More]

John Lorenzo Aram

John L. Aram at U of I
The newly processed John Lorenzo Aram papers contains photographs, newspaper clippings, diplomas, certificates, and some genealogical history of the Aram family. John L. Aram was a University of Idaho alum, graduating in 1936 with a B.S. in Business. Later in life he worked for the Clearwater Unit of Potlatch Forests,... [Read More]

The Fabulous Fib

Gale Mix presents pitchfork to Betty Riedman
Throughout its 125-year history, the Argonaut’s various staff claimed that the paper was “never too big to engage in a little frivolity.” They were known to periodically offer contests for the campus community to compete in. There was a contest to name the University’s varsity team; pumpkin carving; best FBI... [Read More]

Uncovering Local History in a University Archive

Students in the University of Idaho Library
A primary function of the University of Idaho Library’s Special Collections and Archives is to collect records and materials that tell the story of university students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our repository cares for all manner of U of I collections, from club scrapbooks to administrative budget ledgers, from athletics... [Read More]